Recent articles

  • Genealogy Websites

    Free genealogy websites will help you start your family history research at no cost as listed by the 'Who Do You Think You Are' magazine.
  • Kitchen Refurbishment

    Memorial Hall kitchen is now completely, and expertly, refurbished by Neil,Batty Builders Ltd as a result of a grant awarded by the National Lottery's 'Reaching Communities' fund.See also the equivalent
  • Amy Woodforde-Finden

    A highly successful composer of the late Victorian and Edwardian eras, Amy Woodforde-Finden, together with her husband and step-son, is laid to rest in the churchyard of St Thomas à Becket Parish Church. Inside the church there is an impressive marble monument of her, created by the renowned sculptor George Edward  Wade. It was unveiled in 1923 and a few years later, Finden Gardens in Hampsthwaite was named in her honour.[Click on title or image to link to articles]
  • Amy Woodforde-Finden Centenary Events (1)

    Amy Woodforde-Finden : re-enactment of her memorial unveilingA wreath was laid on the white marble recumbent figure of Amy to mark the centenary of its unveiling in April 15th 1923. Click on images to open full-size in new window and use the Browser back arrow to return to here.  
  • Amy Woodforde-Finden Centenary Events (2)

    Amy Woodforde-Finden : 'An Evening with Amy'A centenary concert to celebrate the life and works of Amy was held in Hampsthwaite Memorial Hall on April 21st 2023 Click on images to open full-size in new window and use the Browser back arrow to return to here.  
  • Videos

    Videos used throughout the site
  • Videos2

    Videos used throughout the site
  • Local Newspaper Cuttings

    Shaun Wilson's Collection of Newspaper Cuttings pertaining to Hampsthwaite Village:Index:Abattoir | Auctioneers | Boundary | Bowling | Bridge-River | Britain in Bloom | Brownies | Buildings | Chapel | Christmas Fair | Church | Dale Hall | Farming | Hampsthwaite Fashion Show | Feast-Show | Fundraising | General | Incidents | Joiners Arms | Fishing Club | Memorial Hall | Mile | Miscellaneous | Neighbourhood News | Parish Council | People | Play Group | Players | Play Scheme | Policing | Post Office | Reading Room | Residential | School | Sport | Surgery | Village Society | Wednesday Group | WI | Young Wives
  • Hampsthwaite Memorial Hall What Next?

    PLEASE HELP - YOUR SUGGESTIONS AND SUPPORT ARE NEEDED URGENTLY!We are seeking ideas for how we might extend the facilities at the Memorial Hall. We are clear there is a need for better storage of some items and an enhancement of back-stage facilities to support our excellent Drama Productions.
  • Local Newspaper Cuttings - Hampsthwaite Britain in Bloom

    Shaun Wilson's Collection of Newspaper Cuttings pertaining to Hampsthwaite Village:
RSS Feed of this page

Hampsthwaite Memorial Hall What Next?

 - click for full size image
PLEASE HELP - YOUR SUGGESTIONS AND SUPPORT ARE NEEDED URGENTLY!

We are seeking ideas for how we might extend the facilities at the Memorial Hall. We are clear there is a need for better storage of some items and an enhancement of back-stage facilities to support our excellent Drama Productions.

BUT - your views are urgently needed on what additional activities might we be able to accommodate. For example:

  • back-stage facilities to help in props and scene construction for drama and similar events?

  • better facilities for practical craft work generally (we have had folk building bee hives in the dining room before now!)?

  • perhaps a Repair Shop type facility?

  • a Work Shed (Men's & Women's)- somewhere to just meet and 'potter' or perhaps also working alongside PayBack personnel to perform village maintenance tasks or make things for the school for example?

  • a general practical hobbies space for all ages?

  • somewhere even an antique restoration class might be located?

  • free up the Sun Lounge so it can become a drop-in library, cyber cafe, family history centre?
  • any more?

Please indicate your support or otherwise for these initial ideas as indicated. To get extra copies - click the PDF Icon BELOW to download,, or collect from the Memorial Hall Foyer.

OR JUST EMAIL YOUR GENERAL COMMENTS TO: survey@hampsthwaite.org.uk

Please return all completed surveys to the box in the hall foyer or email to: survey@hampsthwaite.org.uk

Please help - none of these things can happen without the clear evidence of your support various funding bodies require.
Proposed Extension
Proposed Extension
Hampsthwaite Memorial Hall What Next?
PLEASE HELP - YOUR SUGGESTIONS AND SUPPORT ARE NEEDED URGENTLY!

We are seeking ideas for how we might extend the facilities at the Memorial Hall. We are clear there is a need for better storage of some items and an enhancement of back-stage facilities to support our excellent Drama Productions.
 - click for full size image